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1920 Ocoee and Beyond: Paths To Truth and Reconciliation
March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Join the community as we learn about a tragic, local incident of racial terror, and explore its impact on Central Florida’s race relations, voting practices, and economics then and now. The event includes the screening of an award winning short film, community dialogue, and a panel including a local scholar, activist and historian. The events are part of a larger project led by the Equal Justice Initiative and their efforts to face the history of lynchings in America. The events intend to increase knowledge and create dialogue about our local history of racial terror and to consider our individual and collective response to these events moving forward.
What people have said about the event:
“I appreciated the program and felt honored to speak and learn with intellectuals who are fighting to change.”
“So powerful! I am so thankful I was able to attend.”
“Wonderful event, very informative. I felt a connection to my community and gained a deeper and more personal understanding from the discussions.”
“This was very well done and I really enjoyed it.”